Gary Linman was out and about when he suddenly realized he needed a ride home. After a deputy noticed him stop a civilian’s car, he stopped to investigate.
That’s when things got pretty weird, even for Florida.
When Linman saw the deputy’s vehicle, he came up to the deputy. Linman demanded a ride home, saying he dialed 911 and expected to be shuttled to his residence.
“I informed Linman the Sheriff’s Office is not a taxi service,” an affidavit states.
The deputy offered to have dispatchers get in touch with a cab service. Linman said he’d contacted two cab companies and didn’t want to wait.
The deputy told Linman to stay put so the taxi folks could find him.
Dispatch officials told the deputy that Linman again called 911, perturbed and saying he’d fire the deputy.
During a third 911 call, Linman demanded to speak to “whoever runs ‘Moron County,’” which presumably would be the Moron County Administrator and/or the elected members of the Moron County Commission.
Oh yes. This is like a hilarious version of Michael Douglas in Falling Down. Every man has his breaking point.
Sadly for Linman, there is no Moron County in the United States (although there absolutely should be).
The angry man went on to make his fourth unnecessary 911 call and was subsequently arrested for misusing the emergency number.
So he did end up getting a ride, just not to his intended destination.